02/26/2007 12:00AM

Two by Forestry fastest


A year after the Forestry colt The Green Monkey sold for a world-record $16 million, a pair of fillies by Forestry put in speedy workouts at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Calder select 2-year-old sale's first under-tack show on Sunday.

Hip No. 57, out of Grade 2 winner March Magic, topped the work tab with an eighth of a mile in 10 seconds. Don Graham, her consignor, purchased her for $120,000 at last year's Keeneland September auction. Hip No. 301, a filly out of Frio Town, had the fastest quarter-mile time of 21.10 seconds. A half-sister to Grade 2 winner Beau's Town, she is in the consignment of Hoby and Layna Kight, agent. She also last sold publicly at the 2006 Keeneland September sale, where John Kimmel, agent, bought her for $180,000.

The Fasig-Tipton sale will take place March 6 at Calder starting at 11 a.m.

The Green Monkey's consignors, Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo, suffered a major loss at Sunday's under-tack show when their Hip No. 10, a Storm Cat-Gone to the Moon colt, collapsed and died. The colt had breezed an eighth of a mile in 10.20 seconds before falling. The exact cause of death was unknown, but Fasig-Tipton official Boyd Browning confirmed the colt had not broken any limbs. The rider was uninjured. Hartley and De Renzo had purchased the Storm Cat colt for $900,000 at the Saratoga yearling sale.